Full project details
In May 2013, NSW Health Infrastructure awarded Laing O’Rourke the contract for the design and construction of the new, seven-storey clinical services building as part of the of the $324 million Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (BMDH) Expansion.
As Principal Contractor, Laing O’Rourke will also be responsible for the logistics management of two other nearby projects on campus, which are part of the local health district’s wider expansion plan.
The new 170-bed clinical services building, which will be adjacent to the existing hospital building at Blacktown and linked by a fully enclosed “hospital street”, will include comprehensive care centres for cancer, cardiac, respiratory and aged care services in purpose-built facilities.
The wards will include single and two-bed rooms with en-suites.
The new cardiac centre will consolidate coronary care and cardiac care services, providing easy access to diagnostic and related clinical services such as intensive care, emergency, respiratory and diabetes. A cardiac gym will promote recovery and lifestyle education.
Terraces will provide welcome outdoor space for patients who may spend longer times in hospital. For staff, purpose build facilities have been designed to support current best-practice models of care, providing workplaces specially designed for multi-disciplinary teams including doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and support staff.
Prior to construction, children from the daycare centre within Blacktown Hospital took part in a competition to name the two tower cranes that would be working on site. Their chosen titles "Lofty" and "The Claw" were implemented by Laing O'Rourke's project leaders and have been working high over the construction zone since.
The naming competition is just one of the initiatives of Laing O'Rourke's EPIC agenda, which ensures every project engages with local issues around the environment, people, industry and the community.